'A smart kid called?911:' Fire damages North Kitsap home but no one is injured
NORTH KITSAP?– A home off Keith Hill Avenue outside of Poulsbo was damaged by a fire Monday afternoon.
While damage to the home's interior living spaces was minimal, damage to the home's roof and attic left the structure uninhabitable, Poulsbo Fire Department Battalion Chief Chris Rahl said.
The Red Cross and North Kitsap Fishline were assisting the occupants of the home, he said.?The structure was a rental home and was insured with both homeowner and rental insurance, Rahl said.
Fire crews were brought to the home off Clear Creek Road by a 911 call from a 13-year-old who was at the home with two younger siblings. The fire was initially reported in the bathroom, and when crews arrived on the scene at about 12:30 p.m., they found a "well-involved" attic fire, Rahl said.
"A smart kid called?911 and got the siblings out of the house and was waiting for us and mom," Rahl said. No injuries were reported.
The Poulsbo Fire Department was assisted by?Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue and?Navy Region Northwest Fire and Emergency Services.
Nathan Pilling is a reporter covering?Bainbridge Island, North Kitsap and Washington State Ferries?for the Kitsap Sun. He can be reached at 360-792-5242, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @KSNatePilling.
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